Brigitte Mars

Herbal Medicine Professor
BA Psychology
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AHG., (American Herbalist Guild), MT, PhD (honorary), ND (honorary)
BA Psychology
Herbal Medicine

Brigitte Mars is an herbalist and nutritional consultant of Natural Health with almost fifty years of experience. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, and School of Health Mastery in Iceland. She has taught at Omega Institute, Esalen, Kripalu, Sivananda Yoga Ashram, Envision, Tribal Visions, Unify, Sister Winds, Arise Festivals, and even The Mayo Clinic. She is a founding and professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
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  • The Natural First Aid Handbook, Storey Publications, 2017
  • The Home Reference to Holistic Health and Healing with Chrystle Fielder, Beverly, MA: Quayside Publishing Group, 2014.
  • The Country Almanac of Home Remedies: Time Tested & Almost Forgotten Wisdom for Treating Hundreds of Common Ailments, Aches & Pains, Quickly and Naturally, with Chrystle Fielder, Beverly, MA: Quayside Publishing Group, 2010.
  • The Sexual Herbal: Prescriptions for Enhancing Love and Passion. Rochester, VT: 2010.
  • The Desktop Guide to Herbal Medicine: The Ultimate Multidisciplinary Reference to the Amazing Realm of Healing Plants. Laguna Beach, CA: Basic Health Publications, 2007.
  • Beauty by Nature, Summertown, TN: The Book Publishing Company, 2006.
  • Rawsome!: Maximizing Health, Energy, and Culinary Delight with the Raw Foods Diet. Laguna Beach, CA: Basic Health Publications, 2004.
  • Addiction-Free Naturally: Liberating Yourself from Sugar, Caffeine, Food Addictions, Tobacco, Alcohol, and Prescription Drugs. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press, 2001.
  • Dandelion Medicine: Remedies and Recipes to Detoxify, Nourish, and Stimulate. North Adams, MA: Storey Books, 1999.
  • The HempNut Health and Cookbook: Ancient Food for New Millennium, with coauthor Richard Rose. Santa Rosa, CA: HempNut, Inc., 2000.
  • Herbs for Healthy Skin, Hair & Nails: Banish Eczema, Acne and Psoriasis with Healing Herbs That Cleanse the Body Inside and Out. New Canaan, CT: Keats Publishing, 1998.
  • Natural First Aid: Herbal Treatments for Ailments and Injuries, Emergency Preparedness, and Wilderness Safety. North Adams, MA: Storey Books, 1999.

Computer Software Program

  • The Herbal Pharmacy: The Interactive CD-Rom Guide to Medicinal Plants. Boulder, CO: Hale Software, 1998.


  • Rawsome: Maximizing Health, Energy and Culinary Delight with the Raw Foods Diet, 2007
  • Healing Herbs and Wild Food, Herb TV, 2009,
  • Treating Addictions Naturally, 2010,
  • Sacred Psychoactives, 2011,
  • Emotional Health, 2011,
  • Herbal Wizardry for Kids of All Ages,
  • Natural Remedies for Childhood Ailments, 2014,

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  • I Plant

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